Explore the UCLA Campus
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UCLA is a world-class academic institution and a world-famous destination for entertainment, cultural exploration and athletic feats. Every year, an estimated half-million people visit the campus to enjoy more than 1,000 visual, performing and media arts, plus sporting events that feature both internationally renowned guest professionals and gifted UCLA students.
On any given day, you’ll find top-tier performers from around the world at UCLA’s Royce Hall, professional theater performances at the Geffen Playhouse and dance or music events at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater or Schoenberg Hall on the campus. For film and television buffs, the Billy Wilder Theater features selections from the extensive UCLA Film & Television Archives.
UCLA’s unique cultural experiences include the Fowler Museum, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden or the Armand Hammer Museum – located just a short walk from the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.
"Gardens of UCLA" Walking Tour
This self-guided walking tour highlights the popular gardens and botanical spots on the UCLA campus and is part of “Live Well,” one of the components of UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI). This campus-wide wellness movement aims to make UCLA the healthiest university campus in America.
The “Live Well” movement is being integrated into the UCLA community by utilizing groups, programs, activities and places that already exist on the campus. The self-guided “Gardens of UCLA” Walking Tour encourages campus visitors to enjoy a healthy walk to one or all of UCLA’s five beautiful garden areas. The Luskin Conference Center has tour maps available at its Front Desk. Learn more at: healthy.ucla.edu
Guests at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel enjoy special UCLA Bruin rate discounts to local theme parks/attractions, movie theaters, and bus passes. Visit the Central Ticketing Office, adjacent to the UCLA Luskin Conference Center to purchase tickets with cash or debit cards from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is also the place to get tickets for current performances and sporting events at UCLA.
Featuring an astounding array of performers, the Center for the Art of Performance showcases arts and entertainment at UCLA. This includes contemporary dance, music, spoken word and theater, as well as the emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms inspired by today’s leading creators.
One of the most lauded outdoor sculpture collections in the country, the tranquil Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA features 70 sculptures and spans more than five acres on the northeast corner of campus. The collection highlights the role of the arts at UCLA.
The popular Hammer Museum is a unique, cutting-edge arts institution that connects the classics and the contemporary through its varied collections, wide-ranging exhibitions and thought-provoking programs. Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.
For an up close look at UCLA’s team trophies and other memorabilia, visit the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. See an exact replica of legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden’s Den, a place in his Encino, CA condominium where he spent his post coaching years doing his daily work. See video highlights of great moments in UCLA sports history, learn about UCLA’s Olympic heritage – and much more. Guests of the UCLA Luskin Conference Center can also attend one of more than 20 NCAA team seasonal events. Purchase tickets at the Central Ticket Office in the James West Center, adjacent to the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
Located in nearby Ackerman Union and staffed by friendly and knowledgeable students, browse the UCLA Store’s huge inventory of UCLA-themed souvenirs, gifts, and clothing, as well as computer accessories and supplies. The UCLA Store is just a short walk away from the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.